“Captive” is a Compelling Hostage Drama with a Touch of Grace

“That’s a bunch of church crap,” says escaped murderer Brian Nichols (David Oyelowo) to widowed mother Ashley Smith (Kate Mara) during a scene in the new movie “Captive.” While Nichols is holding her hostage, Smith tries to make conversation with him to avoid getting killed, so she brings up the topics of faith and God. [Read More…]

Michael Keaton on His Role as Reporter Who Exposed Church’s Sex Abuse Scandal

During his 2015 Golden Globe acceptance speech for Best Actor, “Birdman” star Michael Keaton referenced his family’s Catholic roots, saying, “My name’s Michael John Douglas, I’m from Forest Grove, Pennsylvania. I’m the son—seventh child—of George and Leona Douglas. And I don’t ever remember a time when my father didn’t work two jobs. When my mother [Read More…]

Actor David Oyelowo Talks His New Film “Captive” & the Perpetually Redemptive Grace of God

Actor David Oyelowo made a big impression on American moviegoers as the star of the Christopher Award-winning film “Selma,” in which he portrayed Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. But David has been a successful actor both in England and the United States for some time. He’s had roles in movies like “The Help” and “Lincoln” [Read More…]

Faith, Redemption, and Survival Highlighted in Trailer for Upcoming Movie “Captive”

When I interviewed writer/producer Brian Bird a few months ago about his Hallmark Channel series “When Calls the Heart,” we also discussed his upcoming feature film “Captive.” Starring Kate Mara and David Oyelowo, it tells the true story of Ashley Smith, a young mother who was taken hostage by escaped murderer Brian Nichols in 2005 [Read More…]


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